Mornings can be chaotic and rushed, and breakfast may be turned into a quick bagel with cream cheese, a coffee, or even nothing it all. But remember what your parents said? Something along the lines of "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?" Don't want to listen to your folks? Then listen to us! Or, well, science. Because studies have shown that people who eat their biggest meal at breakfast have a smaller chance of gaining weight, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease, and are less likely to regain lost weight. Eating a good breakfast prevents you from splurging later on, and gets your metabolism going. So no matter what your nutritional goals are, it's very important to get a healthy breakfast. A healthy breakfast consists of proteins, fiber and vitamins, and is calorie conscious. Here are five of our favorite easy, healthy breakfast recipes that keep you full...
Leek & Goat Cheese Frittata
This savory breakfast recipe has tons of protein, and can be refrigerated and served cold later on. It's one of our favorite healthy breakfast recipes that keep you full, because you only have to make it only once or twice to have a delish nutritious breakfast all week.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 bell pepper
- spinach leaves
- brown onion
- crumbled goat cheese
Prep: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, crack the eggs and whisk with pepper and salt. Cut the veggies and fry them in a small saucepan until the spinach leaves have shrunk and the onion is golden brown. Pour over the egg mixture and stir, then let it sit until the egg begins to set. Take the pan off the stove and sprinkle crumbled goat cheese on top. Put the whole thing in the preheated oven. Let it bake for about 10 minutes, and voila! Un frittata!
Apple Coconut Bowl
This is one of our fave healthy breakfast recipes that keep you full because it's so fresh, and made within 5 minutes. It can also easily be eaten on the go. The nuts and yoghurt add some protein while the fruit and chia seeds gets you your vitamins.
- Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- 1/2 cup Plain non fat/low fat yogurt
- Chia seeds
- 10 oven roasted almonds
- 2 Apples
Prep: Grate your apples with a cheese grater into a bowl, add chia seeds, almonds, coconut flakes, yoghurt and that's it: you're all done!
Another one of those savory, healthy breakfast recipes that keep you full all morning, and takes maybe 10 minutes to make. Cut the veggies on Sunday and bag and refrigerate them to save time, or just buy chopped veggies.
Ingredients: olive oil 1/2 zucchini 2 green onion 1/2 bell pepper 1 large egg 3 large egg whites 2 tablespoons shredded Gouda cheese pepper salt
Prep: Whisk eggs, egg whites, salt, pepper, some water and cheese in a bowl. Cut veggies and heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add veggies and a pinch of salt to the pan and sauté until they're crisp-tender. Remove from heat. Then heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and coat pan with olive oil. Pour egg mixture into pan and cook until edges begin to set (about 2 minutes). Lift the edges of the omelet and tilt the pan to allow uncooked egg mixture to cook. Add the veggies to one half of the omelet and sprinkle with cheese. Then fold the omelet and enjoy!
Walnut & Banana Cereal Combo
This sweet, fruity breakfast can be made within a minute and is super delicious. While low on calories, the nuts and Greek yogurt add protein and the bran flakes fiber, so you'll feel satiated all morning. Probably one of the easiest healthy breakfast recipes that keep you full.
Ingredients: 1 banana 10 walnuts 1/4 cup bran flakes 1/4 cup Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Cut the banana into pieces, throw them into a bowl, and add cinnamon, walnuts, bran flakes and yogurt. Yup, that's all. So you really have no excuse to skip breakfast ever again, you!
On of those very California healthy breakfast recipes that keep you full, and we're sure nothing new for our Los Angeles spa clients. But unlike restaurant versions and breakfast burritos, this one is low on calories, full of fiber, and low on carbs!
cooking spray 1 whole grain tortilla 1 large egg 2 tablespoons chunky salsa 1/2 avocado 1/4 cup grated sharp Cheddar
Whisk the eggs and spray a skillet with cooking spray, then heat over a medium heat. Reduce heat to low and add eggs, scrambling until cooked through. Take off heat. Spread one half of the tortilla with salsa, scrambled eggs, avocado and cheese. Then fold op. Grill in a frying pan or on a grill and take off when both sides are brown. Yum!
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